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. the two firms denied being influenced by the chinese government. john sudworth is in shanghai. what is the reaction there to this congressional hearing? >> there's been a statement out by the chinese foreign ministry suggesting that the chinese telecommunications companies operate within the law, but they have gained their success through their own commercial competitiveness and that they should not be singled out by u.s. congressional committees for criticism in this way. so it appears the chinese government is already lining up in defense. this is a damning report from an official body singling out two companies by name and suggesting that they simply have not done enough over the course of this investigation to demonstrate that they are free from influence from beijing. >> my understanding is the foreign ministry has done slightly more than just condemn this. have they not said this is the result of some kind of prejudice in america of chinese companies? >> in a sense, that is in the context in which there is a kind of growing focus on the issues of their trade and open access. i
, the government will have to show it can protect this girl. the threat has not been lifted. >> that's right. we have heard statement after statement from the pakistani taliban justifying how they carried out the assassination attempt on a schoolgirl, saying they had held a council and decided because she had harmed their cause through her work, that it was illegal to kill her in its long. they said they will not spare her. -- that it was legal to kill her in islam. so she is still in danger. >> thank you. still to come, we bring you a special report from western syria in an area which remains largely untouched by the violence. away from danger. the mexican authorities are concerned that the leader of a notorious drug cartel has been killed. while admitting that his course has been stolen, they said forensic tests have proved the identity of the man who led the it task cartel before armed gang snatched his body from a funeral parlor. -- the zetas. >> the news from the mexican government point of view was mixed. on the positive side, they brought down a major player in the drug war, in a shootout
what we're seeing is a government seeking to assure its key constituents and to send a signal to the outside world in the face of what they consider pressure from the south and the government is strong and the national security of the north korea the safe. >> it's given that the south has only increased its missile capacity. >> absolutely. and i think we need to trecks last few months have been very tense on the korean peninsula, and there's been no love lost and the outgoing president is seen as someone who is hostile to the north and that certainly is how the knot paints him. this is very much a political gang waiting for the political senses of december and north koreans are not going to give an inch until they see the new president taking over in january. but for now, as you say, they have every reason to take a tough stance. >> thank you for your time on gmt. let's take a look at some of the other stories making hirnes around the world today. mexican authorities say the leader of the drug cartel appears to have been killed in a fire fight with marines. final forensic test
responding to what appear to be stray syrian shells. turkey's government has put its military on a high state of readiness. russia wants an explanation from turkey about last night's event, and syria has described the incident has an act of piracy. the cargo had been legit moot and accused the turkish authorities of using aggression against the crew before they were able to leave. >> james reynolds is in the turkish city near the syrian border. let's pick up, james, on what peter was talking about right at the end there. obviously the syrians contesting what was in this cargo. to be honest we only have the turkish authority's word for that it's imlegal? >> yeah, george, the interesting thing is is this, none of the public has seen the cargo. turkey hadn't put it on display. we have the word of the turk yirk prime minister that the cargo was objectionable. some have tried to fill in the blanks there. one newspaper says 10 containers were confiscated. but the director of syrian arab airlines, the airline that had to stop says that all the cargo was legal, and he wants it back. >> and james, now
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